Ascent of Mount Lamarck on 2018-08-07
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, August 7, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13417 ft / 4089 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe fifth day of the Sierra Challenge was meant to be an easy one with a tough Taboose Pass climb the following day. I slept in a bit, making my way up to North Lake and starting for Mount Lamarck at 8:24am. The climb was steep and mostly uneventful. I slipped on a log on one of the creek crossings and stopped to wring out my sock for ten minutes. After the steep switchbacks midway through the ascent, I cruised past a crew doing repair work on the trail. Above here, the trail became somewhat hard to follow through the sand and boulders, but it didn't matter much since the travel was relatively easy. Before reaching Lamarck Col I turned towards Lamarck and ascended the ridge, summiting at 11:42am. The valley was still full of haze, but it was remarkably clear in all other directions. Since it was only a short jaunt away, I walked across the plateau to the higher north summit and topped out at 12:13pm. I descended down the Lamarck east face and followed the trail back to the trailhead. The creek crossings were more manageable after the logs were dried out by the sun.
Stats: 6h34m door-to-door, 13.1 miles, ~4,200ft gained.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4159 ft / 1267 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||4159 ft / 1267 m|
| Distance:||13.1 mi / 21.1 km|
| Route:||East Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||North Lake Hiker Lot 9258 ft / 2821 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Lamarck|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4159 ft / 1268 m
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